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Thursday’s Houston Matters: City Cancels The State GOP Convention, And Examining Work Practices At Drug Rehab Facilities (July 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Texas GOP's in-person convention is cancelled, an investigation into work practices at drug and alcohol rehab facilities, new opinions from SCOTUS, and developing walkable spaces near transit centers.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees, And Interim County Clerk Chris Hollins (June 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A Supreme Court ruling is a win for LGBTQ rights advocates, interim Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins answers questions, and we discuss recent media coverage of COVID-19 and protests over police brutality.

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Thursday’s Show: State Taking Over Houston’s Harvey Relief Program, And A Blueprint For Going Back To School (May 14, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The state takeover of the city's Harvey homeowner relief program, a blueprint for going back to school, and women shortlisted for the Supreme Court over the years.

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Tuesday’s Show: DACA At The Supreme Court, And Author Elizabeth Gilbert (Nov. 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The union representing Houston teachers takes issue with plans for a state takeover of HISD, the Supreme Court hears arguments on three cases related to DACA, a local ornithologist answers your bird-related questions, and writer Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her new novel.

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Full Show: The Supreme Court And Abortion Rights, And The Tamarie Cooper Show (July 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Scott Pruitt's resignation from the EPA might affect Houston. Then, we explore how a new Supreme Court justice might affect abortion law. Our non-experts weigh The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And actor Tamarie Cooper talks about 21 years of hosting her annual, full-scale musical comedy show.

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Full Show: #MeToo In The Workplace, And HSPVA’s New Campus (June 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine how cases retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was involved with affected Houston. Then, we find out how the #MeToo movement is impacting Houston workplaces. Plus, a local researcher studies Zealandia, a mostly underwater continent. And we tour HSPVA's new downtown campus.

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Analyzing SCOTUS’ Travel Ban Ruling And Suspending Prosecution Of Migrants With Children

Posted on · Geoffrey Hoffman of the UH Law Center breaks down the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Pres. Trump’s controversial travel ban and the decision by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to temporarily suspend referrals of criminal prosecution for migrants caught crossing the border with children.